By Lubna Hamdan
RTA to help reduce pressure on delivery companies as e-commerce demand rises amid Covid-19 quarantine
Dubai taxis will now help deliver online shopping orders to the city’s residents in response to growing e-commerce demands during quarantine time amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced it has joined forces with online shopping platforms to help speed up the delivery of orders to the public through Dubai Taxi vehicles and franchised taxis.
The first entities the RTA has partnered with are Union Coop Society and Emirates Post.
The authority said the move also aims to reduce pressure on delivery services by online platforms, and ensure the public receive their orders on time.
It is currently seeking to expand the scope of its initiative by covering all online shopping companies, as well as encourage people to use digital platforms.
The UAE’s leadership has requested people to stay at home and practice social distancing in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19.